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we'll get to the bottom of it. >> do you feel the f.b.i. and other counterterrorism officials have necessary tools at their disposal? >> i think our law enforcement will have all the resources they need and technology and tools they need to get to the bottom of it. thanks, everybody. >> ok, ready? good morning. actually, it's not such a good morning for many people. we'd like to begin by acknowledging that for many families, not just in boston but throughout the country and perhaps the world, when they woke up today it was a far different day from monday morning and so let us begin by first sending our thoughts and prayers to all the victims and the families that were impacted by the vicious bombing that occurred in boston yesterday. r thoughts and prayers are extended to each and every one of them. i believe the president said it best when he said we're going to get to the bottom of this. we expect that as americans, our government will do everything possible to protect us. that's the foremost duty of any democratically elected government is to protect its people. so we will get t
john brennan and f.b.i. director robert mueller, head by the house intelligence committee. it's an hour and 45 minutes. >> bring the committee to order. we will get our opening statements under way to get to our distinguished panelists and statements. i want to welcome national intelligence director james clapper, cia director john brennan. director of defense intelligence agency, michael flynn and director of the f.b.i., robert mueller. for the yearly open hearing before the house intelligence committee. as a reminder to all members, we're in open session and we should be careful not to discuss classified matters. whether he have a closed session immediately following this session to address sensitive matters. late our t to congrat committee yesterday, 18-2 vote on the cyber security information sharing bill we thought was a great start this morning because of changes made in the bill received the endorsement of tech net, largest high-tech association, association with the largest number of high-tech committees came in this morning. we're pleased with that and looking forward to movin
will say both the f.b.i. and the department of defense, specifically d.o.d., for that matter all of us have a role to play in providing that policymakers, operators, etc. i also completely agree with i think underlying tenet of the bill that you passed yesterday, which recognizes the importance of partnership between the government. we certainly collectively cannot do it all. and we do need the help and assistance and cooperation of the civil sector. and so that's -- i guess that's all i'd say to answer the question. >> if each of you could just talk a little bit about the greatest cyberthreats from your perspectives. is it foreign governments? is it it terrorists? is it criminals? where is the biggest threat? >> let me start and others can contribute. any time you're assessing threat, there are obviously two dimensions. one is the capability, and the other dimension is intent. certainly from a capability standpoint in terms of ability --reek damage to the country wreak damage to the country, we are more concerned with the potential of the nation state, and obviously, we have called this ou
. the united states of america is by adam, an ed american al qaeda on the f.b.i.'s most wanted list who taunts america and says this, you can see it on buzz feed, america is absolutely awash with . sily attainable firearms large capacity clips. you can get them even without ny identification. this from the most wanted on the f.b.i. list. we need to vote in the united states congress. if these young children had the courage to go after their assailant, if the teachers stepped in the way to protect, does congress have the will and the courage to stand up and merely do what it was elected to do? cast a vote in both chambers. cast a vote on behalf of the american people. cast a vote on behalf of these children, on behalf of these parents who have come here to besiege the united states its ess only to do responsibility, to do what we .ake the oath of office for 92% of the american people believe that we need universal background checks. we have to make sure that our body, both the senate and house, take up this legislation. in the aftermath of yet another tragedy on patriots day, the most patriotic
the d.h.s. or f.b.i. this bill already contains several levels of strong protections to n sure it improves cybersecurity without compromising our important civil liberties. but this bill will add a significant new privacy protection to that existing structure. again, madam chair, you can see the level of effort that we are doing here to protect privacy and civil liberties and still have a workable bill. with states like china, russia, iran, and north korea from getting into your networks and stealing your property. we have yet to find a single u.s. company that opposes this bill. in fact, we have the enthusiastic support of nearly every sector of the economy. because they are under assault from foreign cyberattacks and they need our help. and they need it now. companies and industry groups from across the country, including intel, the chipmaker, i.b.m., the internet security alliance, u.s. chamber of commerce, business round table, tech america, technet, companies of the silicon valley. u.s. telecom, nuclear energy institute, national association of manufacturers just to name a
response? >> i think that the response in both state, federal and local as well as our f.b.i. involvement is certainly adequate and i hope that they will be able to ascertain who perpetrated this. as far as i can tell, they are doing everything's that is needed to be done. >> is there an indication there is a foreign-involved -- >> i do not know. >> what are the sticking points you had to resolve? how difficult was it to resolve them and the 2007 bill fell apart over amnesty and future flow. how is this different? >> first, we pretty much resolved the major issues about a week and a half ago, i guess this past friday, agriculture finally came together and that was the last major sticking point. obviously when business and labor got on the phone good friday evening and agreed on a piece of paper that we had sent them, that was a big major change, too. the answers to both of the questions that we have business and labor on board. that was not true in 2007. in fact, labor was actively trying to scuttle the bill. and john, correct me if i'm wrong, not only are business and labor on board and
are going to send federal employees from the f.b.i., a.t.f., other agencies, to make sure we can protect america. we extend our sympathies, of course, to all the victims and their families, we express our concern -- mr. cummings: i yield a minute and a half. mr. hoyer: express our sympathies to all of them. and we recognize they have employees at the municipal, boston, around this country, the state level and yes at the federal level, who are going to try to respond and make sure america's safe. let's send a message to those federal employees, because they're our employees, that we respect them, their contribution and let us not bring a bill to the floor and by the way, the gentleman is correct, it passed, not with my vote last year, because i thought it was a message that was incorrect. and i thought there are processes in place today which allow us to act against those who are tax delinquents. but frankly, this isn't a discussion about huge tax delinquents, huge tax frauds, people who are not paying taxes to this country in which they are being so successful. so, mr. speaker, first of
, former f.b.i. agent, mr. rogers of michigan. such time as he may consume. the chair: the gentleman from michigan is recognized. mr. rogers: thank you for your work on this. last year you expressed strong reservations about certain privacy protections and you were willing to sit down and work with us to try to find and make sure he we sent that very clear message about protecting privacy in this bill, and i thought the language was excellent and added to that purpose. it is -- it really does prevent any information from being -- in the bill from being misused by a company for anything other than the bill's strictly defined cybersecurity purpose, but this bill adds an important clarification, this amendment, to make congress' intent absolutely clear. to try again to assure the american public this is about security while protecting civil liberties. i urge my colleagues to support this amendment. . barton: reclaiming my time want to thank my staff. also i want to thank the chairman and the ranking member, see nothing other speakers, i yield back the balance of my time. the chair: the gentl
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